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Poster: BVD Date: Apr 22, 2014 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Old Question: When Did You Know?

I knew during my first show (12/5/71) at The Felt Forum.After NRPS I got up and said to my friends "Well that was pretty good, lets get the hell outta here.". They informed me (God bless Linda and Claudia) that the Dead hadn't even come out yet. The only thing I knew from G.D.were American Beauty. We dosed right before Bill Graham came out and introduced them.Set Two opened with Truckin' and as the opening notes were playing a neon sign Flashing Grateful Dead dropped right behind the band and two skeletons dropped down on either side of the stage. The place friggin' exploded. The band and audience merged. I was peaking having never been so high...ever and felt right where I was supposed to be at the moment in time. I was 17 yrs old and by the time the show was over I asked Linda and Claudia if the had any extra tix for any of the other shows during that run. I went the next nite or it could have been the nite after. At any rate. Got to see a lot of great bands growing up in NYC but none of them had the affect the Dead had on me. NONE of them. Sorry no link. I'm old and computer challenged-don't know how that link thing works.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 22, 2014 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Old Question: When Did You Know?

Excellent. Another amazing thing about this band: the events can be more than a decade apart but the experience almost identical. Why I always tell folks it makes no difference how many shows you saw, it all about what you experienced during those shows that counts.

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 22, 2014 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Old Question: When Did You Know?

https://archive.org/details/gd1971-12-05.sbd.unknown.18665.sbeok.shnf